CLASSES: 

WEST AFRICAN DANCE CLASS 

One of our most successful classes! Come Join Us to celebrate the Wonder and Beauty of West African dance, our Dance Master Tyehimba Kokayi has studied from some of the Best West African Dancers and Drummers from Senegal, Mali, Guinea, Liberia ,Ivory Coast and more!

 

                           Friday Nights

                      6:30 am - 8:00 pm

              4283 Montgomery blvd 

                      Santa Rosa CA 95446

 

We are a community based organization whose purpose is to provide Fun, Safe, Family Oriented Community Cultural Enlightenment!

 

The idea for our business came from recognizing the need to Enlighten our Community to the POC experience while preserving and sharing a small piece of the beauty of our West African culture!

 

What makes us different and stand out is our commitment to maintain a close proximity to the teachings and spiritual elements handed down from The Elders

 

We are The Lions Den Education Institute!

 

 

 

Private Lessons or Group Classes Available On Demand!

 

Call now, for rates and possible scholarship availabilities.

 

JUGGLING

Have our own Head Lion Knat T Dread teach you the art/skill of Juggling. All students welcome from 6 and up. Even learn how to make your own bean bags to practice!

                              SATURDAYS                                  

                           07/23/2022 - 8/27/2022

SONOMA COMMUNITY CENTER

276 East Napa Street,

Sonoma CA 95476

 
 
 

 
Our juggling staff teaches you how to juggle scarves, bean bags, rings and clubs. We specialize in fun, fantasy, and skill development for all ages...
Classes available, how many objects do you wish to learn to juggle?
1 object? 2 objects? ...up to 3 objects and more!


Private Lessons Or Group Classes Available On Demand!

 

Call now, for rates and possible scholarship availabilities.

Juggling Classes Offer Choices of juggling items:

*Clubs *Balls *Scarves *Bean Bags

STILT-WALKING

 

Our Stilt-walking Instructors have more than forty years experience among them. They were all trained by the same staff, which means there is a long tradition of safety, quality, and fun.

 

The idea for the Stilt-walking "Leg" of LDE Institute was born out of traditional practices dating as far back as The Rise of The Mali Empire. It was enthusiastically implemented once our Head Lion himself learned to safely execute the task.
It was so much fun and holds such cultural significance Lions Den Institute is now sharing the training with others.

       
  We can even teach you how to Build Your Own stilts!

What a pleasure to have Traditional West African Stilt-walking Masters from New Orleans, share and teach so many tricks of the trade as well as many unique insights that have helped us become better instructors.


 

Private Lessons Or Group Classes Available On Demand!

 

Call now, for rates and possible scholarship availabilities.

KLOWNING CLASSES
 

Come Let Knat T Dread Da Klown Share the techniques that have made children around the world laugh and smile. Everything from Klown "Warm-ups" to short skits! 

 

In 2006 as The UniverSoul Circus toured the Bay Area, the Prescott Clowns were granted a small hour long in house performance. Tyehimba was thrilled at a chance to meet "Onion Head the Clown" and they instantly became friends. Every year the UniverSoul Circus came to Oakland, Tyehimba was honored to be invited backstage and introduced to the whole cast of fellow performers. There's even video floating around of the owner of the group, The Gifted Cedrick Walker himself, endorsing LDEI... that video made meeting the owner all the more exciting! 

 

What an honor to make such a connection with such an amazing cast and company of performers as UniverSoul Circus.

 

 

Private Lessons Or Group Classes Available On Demand!
 

Call now, for rates and possible scholarship availabilities.

ACROBATICS 
Give your child the enriching opportunity to learn the fun filled, playful art and skill of circus acrobatics, in a safe and caring environment.

Named captain of his high school gymnastics team, Tyehimba's passion led him to became a local gymnastics instructor. He was recruited to join the Camp Winnarainbow staff as a gymnastics teacher and there is where he realized a circus acrobat uses alot of the same skills as a gymnast.

He has since gone on to trained many children to be casual backyard acrobats, as well as skilled professional performing artist.

This is a Family Affair... so come, be a part of the family and

                      "Get in da Den... the Lion's Den!"

 

 

 

Private Lessons Or Group Classes Available On Demand!

 

Call now, for rates and possible scholarship availabilities.

What Else We Do

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LDEI offers Community Cultural Enlightenment Workshops to School Districts with Classroom visits 
   

"DEEP"
The Diversity,
Equity Enlightenment Program

Complete with Curriculum for Elementary, Middle and High School

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LOOK FOR OUR

YOUTUBE CHANEL
Lions Den Education Institute
https://www.lionsdeneducationinstitute.com/

and

OUR
TIK-TOK
Page
@hdln_tok

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3 BOOK SERIES ON WEST AFRICAN DRUMMING, DANCE, and DRUM CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

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PRIVATE LESSONS in Any of the skills...


Also
Zumba

Saturday Mornings

thru

03/12 /2022

            

            9:30 am

                  -

            10:30 am

   15010 Armstrong Woods

                 Road 

        Guerneville CA

                95446